Faculty Awards

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Award Programs

Past Award Winners

M. G. Michael Award - $3000 Grant

The M. G. Michael Award was established in 1944 to stimulate new initiatives in scholarship in all areas of the Arts and Sciences. Its primary purpose is to encourage the development of a new (and perhaps adventurous) idea or project during the coming year. The Award implies faith in that purpose and in the ability of the faculty member selected to plan and conduct the proposed research; it is not given in recognition of previous research accomplishments. Nevertheless, it does require evidence that recipients have been proficient researchers.

General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professorship - $5000 Salary Supplement  and $3000 Support Fund for Two years

Two year teaching professorship for tenured faculty that demonstrate advocacy of teaching, including not limited to such activities as participation in teaching seminars and symposia, mentoring of junior faculty or graduate students, peer evaluation, annual teaching of a freshman seminar, and course development. 

Sandy Beaver Excellence in Teaching Awards - $2500 award

These awards for excellence in teaching annually honor outstanding faculty in the Franklin College who have shown a sustained commitment to high-quality instruction. Faculty of all ranks, but particularly those engaged in undergraduate teaching, are eligible for this $2,500 prize with the exception of those who have won the award in the past five years.

Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award - $2500 award

The Franklin College Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching is established by Ted and Caroline Ridlehuber, two devoted alumni of the University, to recognize each year a faculty member in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences who has through sustained commitment to high-quality instruction in undergraduate teaching made a life-changing impact on students. The award amount of $2500 is intended to support career development and provide opportunities to enhance the recipient’s teaching and research. Faculty of all ranks, but particularly those engaged in undergraduate teaching, are eligible for this award with the exception of those who have received it in the previous five years. 

Outstanding Advisor of the Year - Amount varies

During Spring Semester, the Franklin College of Arts & Sciences presents its annual awards for excellence in academic advising. Two Advisors, one faculty and one professional/staff, receive an Outstanding Academic Advising Award. Each of the recipients receives a special salary increase (or a support account in years without raises) and a recognition certificate at the Franklin College awards luncheon.